"In struggling for human dignity the oppressed people of the world must not allow themselves to become bitter or indulge in hate campaigns. To retaliate with hate and bitterness would do nothing but intensify the hate in the world.
"Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate. This can be done only by projecting the ethics of love to the center of our lives."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day 95 -- Monday, September 25, 1995 - On Monday a delegation of about ten walkers traveled the city. They visited small classes at some of the schools, and large assemblies at others.
At each gathering Joe Soto invited children representing the Black, Red, White, and Yellow nations to stand in the circle with him. The tableau they formed, Joe said, communicated more in a few moments than the many words that we pilgrims might speak through the day.
"You children are the future," Joe said. "Take a look at who you are. You are all colors and all faiths and you all live on this land. You must find a way to respect and get along with each other. That's what we are trying to do with our walk, and it is important."
|Joe Soto (far left) and Ned Paschene (far right) line up children representing the various colors of humanity, to form a teaching tableau. Author photo.
Copyright 2006 by Steven McFadden
Read Day 96 -- Odyssey of the 8th Fire